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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Thundercats' Ho
    February 15, 2011 at 10:15 am — Reply

    That’s not Black Lightning – it’s Black Vulcan from the Super Friends.

  2. Blackthunder01
    February 15, 2011 at 11:46 am — Reply

    Who’s the guy with the cap? And the shaman guy? And that’s really the outfit they gave Black Lightning? Perhaps the Superman/Batman: Public Enemy B.L. counts as a variant?

    • Blackthunder01
      February 15, 2011 at 11:47 am — Reply

      I meant cape… not cap.

      • February 15, 2011 at 12:23 pm — Reply

        El Dorado – SUPER FRIENDS, HO!

        TO THE WIKI
        El Dorado was created solely for the Super Friends cartoons and has never appeared in a DC Comic. He first appeared as minor character in the Super Friends animated shorts, which aired in 1981 season and later in Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show as a full-time member. El Dorado, from a non specified Latino nation, was added as one of several attempts to encourage diversity among the characters. Like other ethnic characters added during this period, he was seen as somewhat stereotypical. El Dorado spoke English with an accent, sporadically substituting common Spanish words or phrases, such as adding words like “rapido” and replacing nearly every instance of “yes” with “si”.

        His home country was not exactly unspecified. In his debut episode “Alien Mummy” the narrator says at the opening that he is with a group in some ancient Aztec ruins in the Mexican wilderness. One of his lines to the professor was “these are the mysterious ruins of my people”.

    • February 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm — Reply

      “The shaman guy” is Apache Chief…a guy from the Super Friends who would say, “inyuk CHUK” and grow into a giant.

      • Alisha Mynx
        February 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm — Reply

        I knew who he was, but my friend said “Isn’t that the guy from Family Guy?”

        I feel old now.

  3. Matt
    February 15, 2011 at 12:49 pm — Reply

    That’s Black Vulcan, not Black Lightning. If memory serves, Black Vulcan is the guy they used on Super Friends, because they weren’t allowed to use Black Lightning.

  4. Kersimus
    February 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    Anybody else think that Apache Chief should have been the build-a-figure instead of a standard sized one? At the very least, I’ll be picking up him and the new Capt. Boomerang.

    • February 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm — Reply

      Apache Chief is a Build-a-Figure

    • February 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm — Reply

      I think he is a Build-a-Fig.

    • Branlock
      February 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm — Reply

      Apache Chief is the CnC, not BAF.
      this is DC and Mattel, not Marvel and TB/Hasbro.

      I don’t really want Jeff #3 aka BV, even less desire for ElD, but the Chief was a favorite growing up.

      at least early word is Bronze Tiger comes with BOTH heads, the unmasked and Tiger mask.
      really kinda wish we had classic Digger over Brightest Day Boomer, tho. :/
      (WHERE’S WALLY?!?!?!?!?????)
      eh, either way, two more for the Suicide Squad!

      any word on them finishing Doom Patrol (RITA!!!) and Metal Men??????

      • Branlock
        February 15, 2011 at 8:17 pm — Reply

        oh, and Samurai DOES have a handful of cameo DCU appearances.
        Toyman is ok, but a few of us were hoping to get Schott re-using the Penguin body.

  5. February 15, 2011 at 12:56 pm — Reply

    Oh man, I want ALL the Minority Friends!

  6. Nojonhere
    February 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm — Reply

    I’m still waiting on my Pumaman figure…He has the power to rear-project major cities.

  7. Jonatan
    February 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm — Reply

    I know a lot of people hate Super Friends/Super Powers but this willl be my favorite DCUC wave. Some people will bite their tongues…I was very impatient getting Black Vulcan, Samurai, El Dorado and Apache Chief. El Dorado’s face is awesome and very detailed.
    Finally Mattel!!!

    • Damascus
      April 12, 2011 at 12:45 am — Reply

      Look at it again though and tell me that El Dorado doesn’t look exactly like Tony Montana (Al Pacino) during Scarface. They look identical.

  8. Belmont
    February 18, 2011 at 1:04 am — Reply

    This is great news. I liked the superfriends back in the day and when Warner Brothers released them on DVD that was great as well.

  9. Ronnie
    March 13, 2011 at 9:49 pm — Reply

    These are all wonderful but any chance we can finish it off with the one minority hero they keep forgetting.

    Rima, the Jungle Girl.

    She had at least 3 appearances on the Superfriends as well as her own DCU Comic in the 70’s.

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